How can I get SID of windows user connecting to samba
mdesai at Omneon.com
Tue Apr 3 17:06:58 GMT 2001
> I have certain doubts in my understanding of the samba.
> please clear these issues for me .
> 1, The user name I give in windows box for connection to my samba
> server .will that user have a SID for it.
In Windows, each domain user gets a unique SID. If you're using "domain
level" security in Samba, Samba will get the user SID (as well as domain
SID & group SIDs) from the PDC if validation is successful.
> if it has the SID. in samba where we storing that SID .
The user's SID is not stored because Samba does not have any use for
it locally. Samba will map the windows user to his/her Unix account
and use the corresponding uid to identify the user locally.
> 2, Is the user name we give in the windows box be
> validated in the
> windows also or he will simply sent the password and user name to the
> samba server.
The client sends the credentials to the server it is trying to connect
to - it does not attempt to validate the user locally.
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